Marilyn Lott

Rookie - 430 Points (5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

3 White Ducks - Poem by Marilyn Lott

Three ducks pecked around
In a garden one warm day
They wore beautiful coats
Of white feathers to display

They primped and they pampered
These coats of pure white
Their strutting and flapping
Created quite a sight

It was a lovely summer day
And they adored the warm sun
Just three little ducks
Searching for a bit of fun

But it grew hotter and hotter
Oh dear, it was warm
If they didn't find water
Could it do them some harm?

They might find a stream
Or a small pond would do
But when they could find none
They started to stew

Finally they came across
A child's small pool
They plopped in immediately
Their mom raised no fool

So my friend, please remember
If you feel something's amok
At your child's wading pool
You may find 3 white ducks!

Comments about 3 White Ducks by Marilyn Lott

  • Gold Star - 19,315 Points Kim Barney (5/3/2015 1:21:00 PM)

    P.S. Bears have also been seen in the area. I haven't seen one, but found what appeared to be bear scat on the hill above the lot. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 19,315 Points Kim Barney (5/3/2015 1:17:00 PM)

    Loved this poem, Marilyn.
    Brings back great memories of what happened years ago. We have some property in the mountains above Huntsville, Utah. One day someone brought a children's wading pool up to the lot where a bunch of the family had gathered. They filled the pool with water and three or four small girls were splashing in the pool and having a good time. It was a hot day, probably July or August. Suddenly there was a loud crashing noise and a large cow moose came charging out of the woods and headed straight for the water in that pool. You should have seen those kids scream and scatter.
    After that I bought a water tank, then another and another. We now enjoy daily seeing deer and moose, chipmunks and squirrels, and all kinds of birds come to drink the water out of those tanks. The people in the cabin on the lot above ours saw a mountain lion one day, but we weren't there that day to see it. I have seen a bobcat in the road on the way up to the lot.
    I love poems about nature. Keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,716 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (4/12/2015 3:31:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this piece of fun. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,863 Points Ken E Hall (3/26/2015 3:28:00 AM)

    Delightful little duck poem making me thankful I have the little ducks in the canal at the bottom of my garden...your love for animals is apparent...regards (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,710 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/16/2014 2:14:00 PM)

    cute poem i can really see the ducks and what a surprise when the wild ones land in a pool..good poem lovely rhyme... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,824 Points Wahab Abdul (5/1/2013 8:02:00 AM)

    very lovely, sweet and nice.. love are a nice poetess, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 360 Points David Wood (4/5/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    I really enjoy poems about nature this is a nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 35 Points Terry M (11/17/2012 6:17:00 PM)

    Yes this is out in the sticks poem to me lol. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (8/16/2012 1:35:00 AM)

    wonderful creation (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 68 Points Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (8/15/2012 1:08:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem. Such fun reading it. I loved the ending with the cool off in the child's wading pool. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (10/26/2009 1:19:00 PM)

    lovely piece this is. i enjoyed it. it made me smile. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Moonbee Canady (9/30/2009 9:35:00 PM)

    Got a Chuckle out of me for this one... Nice Write... and I can see those three little ducklings waddling along (smile)
    Oh... and thank you for welcoming me to The Hunter
    MoonBee (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 116 Points Prince Obed de la Cruz (7/31/2009 12:02:00 PM)

    Nice choice of words. Nice ryhme (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nikunj Sharma (7/31/2009 12:41:00 AM)

    U stole my heart and mind with this stimulating poem...I shall look in my children's pool carefully my poem called The little painter... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,210 Points Saadat Tahir (6/13/2009 1:41:00 PM)

    picking up the most mundane of topics and situations and painting a full color vivid picture...converting it into a vibrant occasion to be remembered...u are one with nature and take pleasure in it....only a true naturalist could write like this....superb capability unmatched on PH in my short stay here
    pleasure to read

    will give you ten thanks and cheers for this beautiful write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Barbara Terry (6/11/2009 3:02:00 PM)

    Awww this is just so cute. And yes their mother didn't raise any fools. Water is water after all. Another 10+++++ and thank you for sharing this delightful summer poem.

    Love & hugs,
    Barbara (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points Surya . (5/13/2009 9:43:00 PM)

    nice imagination.posted 10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 232 Points Kesav Easwaran (5/11/2009 4:11:00 AM)

    Nice portrait with your super signature down...good work, Marilyn...enjoyed your write...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (5/7/2009 5:32:00 AM)

    Very nice poem,10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Laron Green Sr. (4/8/2009 6:59:00 AM)

    good work well script (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 13, 2014

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